Kanye West Meets With Donald Trump
Kanye West shocked fans last month when he declared his loyalty to President-elect Donald Trump on stage during his Saint Pablo Tour. He would later be hospitalized citing exhaustion, which many viewed as a sign that he was in the middle of a concerning downward spiral into depression and paranoia.
After being released from the hospital just a few days ago, West is seemingly doubling down on his Donald Trump endorsement.
The rapper was seen walking into Trump Tower in New York City for what many suspected was a sit-down with a man who has publicly spoken about their friendship. A few minutes later, Trump escorted West to the lobby where the two posed for pictures and exchanged a polite goodbye, CNN reports.
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“I just want to take a picture right now,” West said in front of a group of reporters.
“You take care of yourself, I’ll see you soon,” Trump said to West.
West entered and left the building with an entourage that included a videographer, so it wouldn’t be surprising if we got some footage of the mysterious, brief meeting in the future.
The Chicago-rapper ignored questions from reporters on whether he’ll be performing at Trump’s January inauguration. E! News reported that Trump is looking to make him an “ambassador of sorts,” citing that he think’s West is “a great role model when it comes to business.
Many Kanye West fans were part of a larger opposition to Trump during the election, which makes his perceived support of the President-elect a point of confusion.